Our homes/spaces and individual auras also need deodorants that get rid of bad energies and even bacteria. Smudging with Sage leaves can be one type of deodorant that we can apply to cleanse and bless the area we feel is heavy with, dark, negative energy lingering on and around us.
’Simply put, sage clears bacteria in the air. Sage smoke offers rapid delivery to the brain and efficient absorption to the body. Scientists have observed that sage can clear up to 94% of airborne bacteria in a space and disinfect the air. When sage is burned, it releases negative ions, which is linked to putting people in a positive mood... Burning sage is one of the oldest and purest methods of cleansing a person, group of people, or space. The practice dates back to prehistoric times and it’s been documented as having been used in every corner of the world by our ancestors ‘ Says Colleen McCann (Certified Shamanic Energy practioner)
Hedi handmakes these smudge bundles of Sage sticks reciting “wellness”, “joy” and “abundance” for whom or where it will be used. She also suggests, if you are doing a home/room/space cleansing, that you mop the area with vinegar water (a bucket full of water with half a cup of vinegar in it) to increase the cleansing and send off whatever stagnant energies and bacteria that may be occupying your field.
Make sure you are in a positive, healthy state of mind.
It is a good idea to hold an item of protection such as a gemstone which will absorb negative energies and repel it away from you. For instance, Quartz Crystals are ideal for this.
Smudging your Area/Home: Tidy the area to be smudged. Open the windows so the negative energies can leave and your space can fill with fresh air once you start smudging.
Focus on what you would like to achieve in your space and create a positive intention.
Light your Sage Bundle and blow it out for the sticks to smoulder. Wonder through your space waving and pointing your sticks to especially all the corners (which are usually heavy with stagnant energies), behind doors and around thresholds, furniture and carefully insides of cupboards, reciting your intention (whispering is powerful but you can recite quietly in your mind as well). Once you are done, put out your sticks in an ashtray, or in some salt, dirt or sand, if your bundle is still smouldering.
Smudging Yourself or Another Person: Swirl your sage bundle around your body from head to toe. You can focus on your chakra areas that have been physically and emotionally blocked or in pain. Recite your intention of wellness and gratitude for your good health and visualise the negative energies and emotions are lifting away with the smudge smoke, hence cleansing your aura.
Heady Naturals` Intention
”Blessing this space with love, beauty and abundance of joy”
Do not leave a burning smudge bundle unattended.
Do not smudge another person or their space without their consent.
Do not smudge when there are infants, birds, elderly people, or others with respiratory sensitivities.